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Date:  Mar 15, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62701-1323

Job Requisition ID:  24669

Agency :  Department of Natural Resources 

Posting ID: 12-35-24669
Closing Date/Time: 04/16/2023
Salary:   15.00 per Hr.  

    Temporary, not to exceed 6 months
Job Type:   Hourly Part Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   2  

PI#: 6835, 6836



All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website.

State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Job Responsibilities

1. Under immediate supervision and on a temporary basis not to exceed 6 months, assists site staff in the maintenance of grounds to create clean, safe, and attractive public use areas during all weather conditions:

  • Maintains clean, safe, and attractive public use areas
  • Cuts grass, weeds, and brush
  • Rakes lawns
  • Trims, cuts, and waters trees, shrubbery, and flowers
  • Sweeps sidewalks
  • Applies patches to concrete and asphalt road surfaces
  • Maintains tools and equipment, including cleaning and repairs
  • May make periodic rounds
  • Watch for prowlers, fires, or other causes which might endanger, or result in loss or damage to property
  • Directs traffic as required
  • Transport machinery to garage for major repairs.
  • Travels as needed.

2. Performs routine housekeeping duties:

  • Dusts furniture
  • Vacuums
  • Picks up trash
  • Washes windows
  • Cleans exhibits and displays
  • Cleans and disinfects restrooms
  • Replace supplies
  • Mops and cleans floors

3. Assists Site Interpreters in delivering the site interpretive programs:

  • Greets visitors
  • Conducts foot tours
  • Helps set up and maintain site exhibits and special events
  • Responds to questions from public

3. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Required Knowledge, skills, and mental development equivalent to completion of eight years of elementary school. High school diploma preferred.

Employment Conditions

All applicants must be able to meet the following Conditions of Employment, with or without reasonable accommodation, to be considered for this position.

  1.  Requires ability to pass background check.
  2.  Must be at least 17 years of age.
  3.  Valid driver’s license.
  4.  Ability to travel as needed.
  5.  Requires ability to stand for long periods of time, climb stairs or ladders, stoop, bend, kneel and lift up to 60 lbs.
  6.  Requires ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  7.  Requires ability to work in a primitive environment or outdoors and withstand exposure to the elements on a year-round basis.
  8.  Requires ability to walk over rough or broken terrain.


Agency Statement

Charged with preserving, protecting and promoting Illinois’ natural and cultural resources, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) employees oversee water, wildlife, wetlands and oil wells, parks, historic sites – and everything in between. Employment opportunities vary greatly, often providing employees the chance to work indoors and out in a dynamic yet relaxed environment. 


The Office of Land Management (OLM) oversees nearly 400 individual parcels of land and institutes a wide variety of programs and activities advocating outdoor recreation through sustainable use, conservation, and preservation. The Historic Sites Division of the Office of Land Management oversees 57 Historic Sites, Monuments, and Memorials. OLM facilitates activities from small group interpretive programming at Historical Sites, to hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, and camping.

Work Hours:  Variable Schedule: Mon-Sun based on site needs  
Work Location: Old State Capitol,1 N Old State Capitol Plz Springfield, IL 62701-1323  
Agency Contact:

Debra Walls


Phone #:217-785-8588

Job Family:  Sciences and Natural Resources  


This position [DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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